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Romania: All the ONJN leadership has been replaced

Zoltan Tundik

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Dan Iliovici speaking in the IMGL MasterClass at CEEGC Budapest 2017. Photo copyrights reserved for European Gaming Media and Events
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All the leadership of the Romanian National Office for Gambling (ONJN) was replaced yesterday by Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă. Appointed President of the Office in March 2017, Dan Iliovici was removed from office after one year and two months, being replaced by Marius Sebastian Ionescu, the now former Director-General of the General Directorate for Computerization and Monitoring of Gambling at ONJN. The news is accordance with the information published in Official Gazette or Romania.

The changes are not stopping here as according to local sources, Vice-President Valentin Korman has been replaced with Mihai George Roventa, Head of Service at the Control Slots, Lotto Games, On-Line Games and Betting – and the Secretary General Florin Preda, with Tudor Simota, Director General of the Directorate-General for Supervision and Control.

Dan Iliovici was surprised by Prime Minister Dăncilă’s decision to replace him as president of the ONJN. He stated that: “It was an extraordinary experience and I thank all the collaborators, both my colleagues in the Office and those in the industry. I hope that our work will be taken forward for the good of the gambling market, but especially of the players “.

EuropeanGaming.eu: With this opportunity we would like to thank Mr. Dan Iliovici for the commitment he has shown for the industry as a regulator by being present as a speaker at our events in Budapest and Prague. We look forward to working with Mr. Iliovici on upcoming projects as well.

Source: Bursa.ro

 

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Playson granted operational licence by Romanian Regulator

George Miller

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Slot developer further enhances its Eastern European presence with Class II licence

 

Casino software developer Playson has been granted a Class II licence by the Romanian regulator (ONJN) allowing it to enter the country’s regulated market.

The new licence enables Romanian-facing operators to offer Playson games for the first time, including its popular Timeless Fruit Slots series, as well as its latest releases including Solar Queen, Wild Warriors, Mighty Africa and Book of Gold: Classic.

This expansion into the Romanian market extends the company’s presence across Europe and follows recent operator deals with TOPsport and SuprNation within the territory.

Playson CEO, Alexander Ivshin, said: “Here at Playson we’re delighted to announce we have been granted our Romanian licence and thrilled to give players access to our innovative slot catalogue.

“We’re always looking to expand our global footprint, and we look forward to working alongside the ONJN, and developing a long and fruitful partnerships in Romania.”

Approval by the ONJN brings total the number of Playson’s licences to three including those granted by the UKGC and MGA.

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BMM Testlabs Selected as the First Test Lab Partner by The Gambling Business Monitoring Center for the Belarus iGaming Market

George Miller

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BMM Testlabs Selected as the First Test Lab Partner by The Gambling Business Monitoring Center for the Belarus iGaming Market
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BMM Testlabs, the world’s best gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, is pleased to announce that The Gambling Business Monitoring Center (GBMC) chose BMM as its first international test lab partner in February 2019 to support the opening of the regulated iGaming market in Belarus. GBMC is the only authorized lab by Belarus law to certify iGaming products for the Belarus market

EVP, Europe and South America, Gene Chayevsky commented, “We are honored to have been the first international lab that partnered with GBMC at ICE 2019. It is our pleasure to be their certification partner as they work to open the regulated Belarus iGaming market, and we look forward to working with GBMC to bring many of our customers to this new market. BMM is thankful to GBMC for the opportunity.”

“The Gambling Business Monitoring Center is proud to have chosen BMM as its first international test lab partner in February 2019 to help support the opening of the regulated iGaming market in Belarus. We are grateful for BMM’s collaboration with our laboratory in introducing leading international iGaming operators and game suppliers to our jurisdiction and look forward to a productive long-term partnership in certifying products with BMM for our market,” stated Siarghei Trukhan, Manager of the Testing Department of the Gambling Business Monitoring Center.

 

About BMM:
BMM is the longest established and most experienced private independent gaming certification lab in the world, providing professional technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981.

At its core, BMM is a systems-expert company that has provided consulting for and tested many of the largest gaming networks and systems over the last 37 years. In addition, BMM has been successfully testing and certifying the full scope of Class III casino products for over two decades.

BMM authored the first set of independent gaming standards in 1992 and the first set of online gaming standards in 2001.

BMM employs some 400 people in 14 global locations and serves over 460 jurisdictions.

BMM’s world headquarters are in Las Vegas (USA), with offices in Mexico City (Mexico), Lima (Peru), Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Singapore, Macau (SAR, China), Moncton (Canada), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Barcelona (Spain), Vienna (Austria), Bologna (Italy), Midrand (South Africa) and Bucharest (Romania).

For more information on BMM Testlabs, please visit bmm.com

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Imperia Casinos In Bulgaria Launches Bryke Video Slots from Zitro

Niji Narayan

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Imperia Casinos In Bulgaria Launches Bryke Video Slots from Zitro
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Imperia Casinos in Bulgaria has launched Zitro’s Video Slots brand Bryke, which is a sign of the latter’s growing popularity. This will allow players in Bulgaria to enjoy the world’s number one multigame progressive bank Link King. It has been made available on the cutting-edge Fusion Slant terminal, a cabinet that has proved to satisfy players and operators alike. As confirmed by Gavril Chetrafilov CEO of Imperia Casinos: “We have been watching Zitro’s video slots brand Bryke grow very fast and strong in the last couple of years and are very pleased that their products can now be played in our venues. Giving the success of Bryke in the global marketplace, and seeing the product roadmap of the company, we feel very confident investing in Zitro and look forward to a long-term partnership.”

Nadège Teyssedre, Sales Director of Zitro for EMEA comments: “We feel very proud as to how far we have come already with our products, especially in, for us, new markets where competition is very strong and only the best ones are allowed in. Link King and Link Me are both games that have outperformed the most established brands in venues across the globe and is putting Zitro on the must have list of suppliers for any operator. Being present at the Imperia Casinos in Bulgaria is yet another milestone we have accomplished in our ambitious expansion plans and we want to thank Gavril and his incredible team for their trust.”

 

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